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Priest says two men spat on him at gay pride parade after Supreme Court ruling

'Two men walked by and spat on me,' Father Morris said via Twitter and Facebook. 'Oh well... I deserve worse.'
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Lisa Bourne By Lisa Bourne

Lisa Bourne By Lisa Bourne

July 1, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A well-known Catholic priest says he was spat on by two men after he chanced upon a gay pride parade in New York after last Friday’s U.S Supreme Court ruling on homosexual “marriage.”

Father Jonathon Morris, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York and media contributor on Catholic issues, says he was walking Sunday evening in Manhattan.

“Walking down Broadway and 22nd St just now, I ran into gay marriage parade. Two men walked by and spat on me,” Father Morris said via Twitter and Facebook. “Oh well... I deserve worse.”

Father Morris followed up a few minutes later with another post on the incident, publicly giving the two men who accosted him, along with the homosexual movement at large, the benefit of the doubt.

“The two men who spat on me are probably very good man caught up in excitement and past resentment,” he said. “Most in that parade would not do that.”

He reiterated this further Monday night on the Sean Hannity show when he told Hannity there was a lot of tension and emotion on both sides of the issue, and suggested that people at the parade could have been intoxicated.

"I don't want to make this about me, there's a lot of people who are gay who have been fighting for gay marriage for a long time, who have probably been spat on and a lot worse by people on my side (those of traditional marriage)," Father Morris said.

The assault on Father Morris wouldn’t be the first directed toward an individual representing or perceived to represent natural marriage. In one particular incident, two street preachers were brutally attacked at a 2013 gay pride event in Seattle.

On his Facebook page, Fr. Morris also predicted that the Supreme Court's ruling was just the beginning. "Currently, religious marriage officiants are representatives of the city/state. Government coercion is next step," he said.


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